Dec 24, 2012 10:00am PST
was in south america with a mistress who's now his fiancee. >>> a small group of letter carriers staged protests in washington, d.c. this week in an effort to raise awareness about the to posed legislation to reduce delivery days to five and cost 80,000 jobs. the strikers say the jobs could be saved if they refund the pension surplus instead. >>> good news for boston mayor. he was released from the hospital this morning. he was admitted about six weeks ago for a respiratory infection and then suffered complications and also diagnosed with type ii diabetes and joked with reporters the government is running well even without him. >>> will the debate over the fiscal cliff take a dramatic turn? a group of moms now fighting for gun control is weighing in on that.
Dec 27, 2012 11:00am PST
to go south? >> that's right. happy new years, america. we appear poised to dive off the fiscal cliff starting with a round of finger pointing today. this is classic gridlocked washington. why america is fed up with the lawmakers and all about pointing fingers, gaining the upper hand here. and also, gaming this out because if we do dive off the cliff an we don't get a deal in the next couple of days, which looks increasingly like where we're headed then we come back in january and have to negotiate again and a political advantage for both sides if that's the case. >> her's the thing. even if a deal does get done at this point, it's a small deal. much smaller deal than both sides said they wanted several months ago. the debt ceiling, will be back in two months. there's a good chance we are going to be revisiting a budget issue in march, as well. is this the new d.c. zachary? >> well, it's kind of an old d.c. and the current version, you know, 4.0. and you're absolutely right. it's convenient because there's a news hook for the fiscal cliff for january 1st and calling this now b.c. befo
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
, but why does one get accepted as the price of doing business in america, and the other seen as an outrage that needs to change public policy? >> i'm not quite sure. on the one side, there's austin and lundale, on the south side, there's rosen and inglewood. these places have up to 45% unemployment. there's a sense of hopelessness. i went to the cook county jail on christmas day morning. and about a thousand young men and women and asked, how many of you have been shot. about three quarters stood up. i asked them to engage with me in our organization, since they know where the guns are coming from, they know where the purchases are, to help us stop the gun flow, because they can only be in jail or they can only be in the graveyard. so we must use everything available to us. but they have been trying very diligently, governor emanuel, very diligently. but we know, for example, where guns are manufactured. and we know the three gun shops that surround the city. one gun shop is counseled by 30% of all murders in chicago. we cannot close that flow. in iraq, if we know where guns are manufactur